Top 10 Indestructible Houseplants

Until you have gained some experience caring for houseplants can be a little tricky. That plant that looked amazing when you bought it can sometimes wilt and die within a few days of coming into your home. Luckily there are a number of plants that are more or less foolproof and this list which I found on the Birds and Blooms website describes ten hard-to-kill houseplants.

Some of us may not have the greenest of thumbs, but don?t let that stop you from enjoying all the benefits of houseplants. Not only are there plenty of low-maintenance houseplants to grow, houseplants add living beauty to your space and help purify the air, giving you a boost in both body and spirit. These ten hard-to-kill houseplants will flourish under the care of even the most forgetful gardeners.

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1. Philodendron

Add a subtle touch of burgundy or golden yellow to your living space with the wide, waxy leaves of philodendron. Try the varieties McColley?s Finale or Prince of Orange for colorful philodendron that are low-fuss. This houseplant can grow quickly, though, so keep it well groomed by trimming it back, staking upright types or winding the foliage around itself.
Why we love it: There are two types of philodendron: vining and non-climbing, so it?s a cinch to pick the type that best suits your space. It also accents other plants wonderfully.
 
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2. Geranium

A reliable and eager bloomer, even in winter, geraniums come in every shade of the rainbow, and then some. If you want to add more than just color to your living space, explore the world of scented-leaf geraniums, which come in fragrances like pine, peppermint, and nutmeg.
Why we love it: Geraniums are best left to their own devices. Water thoroughly, but only as needed, then sit back and enjoy the show.

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